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Ginsters buys West Cornwall rivals
Samworth Brothers, who own pasty brand Ginsters, have acquired the West Cornwall Pasty Company in a multi-million pound deal.
The amount paid hasn’t been disclosed but it includes 33 West Cornwall Pasty Co shops in high streets and railway stations as well as 19 franchised outlets in Moto motorway service stations.
Alex Knight, the chief executive of Samworth Brothers, said “We see the hot food-to-go sector as one area of real opportunity.”
The West Cornwall Pasty Company was bought out of administration in 2014 by a private equity group. Based in Truro they make 2.75 million pasties a year, making £12.5 million in sales in 2016.
Noodle vending machines launch in Bournemouth
Mr Lee’s Noodles Company is introducing Noodle Kiosks to the city. These digitally operated vending machines will work 24 hours a day, dispensing cup noodles with a 45 second vend time, cashless payment system, tailored video content and centrally controlled stock monitoring.
The award winning brand have a selection of six flavours available and claim to be one of “the lowest cup noodle soups in salt, sugar (certified low in sugar by Sugarwise), fats and calories”,
Mr Lee’s Noodle Kiosks are set to trial at Bournemouth University on January 9th 2017, before a national roll out to 10,000 Compass Group locations. For more information contact them through their website https://www.mrleesnoodles.com/
Thatchers Cider installs first canning line
Commissioned for its Myrtle Farm facility in Somerset, Thatchers can now press and package all its ciders.
The line can fill 30,000 cans per hour and includes automation, robotics and inspection systems. Thatchers managing director Martin Thatcher told FoodBev Media: “It has always been our intention to install a canning line and bring all our packaging, including bottling and kegging, under one roof.
“With the growing demand for premium cider in cans, this is an increasingly important part of our business, and so by bringing the facility in-house this is an significant development for us.”
Jamie closes two Italians in the South
Jamie Oliver is closing six Jamie’s Italian restaurants including sites in Cheltenham and Exeter, citing a tough market and the “unknowns” following the Brexit vote.
Simon Blagden, chief executive of the Jamie Oliver Restaurant Group blamed a combination of higher ingredient costs and lower footfall for forcing the closures, which also included restaurants in Aberdeen, Richmond, Tunbridge Wells and Ludgate Hill, London.
“Because we refuse to compromise on the quality and provenance of our ingredients and our commitment to training and developing our staff, we need restaurants that can serve an average of 3,000 covers every week to be sustainable,” he said.
The celebrity chef has 42 Jamie’s Italians in the UK and more than 36 abroad. Blagden added: ““In the UK we will be focusing on our core Jamie’s Italian estate and on the expansion of the Barbecoa brand which will see two new openings in 2017”.
“Internationally we plan to launch another 22 Jamie’s Italian restaurants with our current partners and are also looking forward to focusing on running and developing further our newly acquired Australian restaurants.”
As well as his TV production, books, magazines and digital media, in the UK Oliver also owns four pizzerias, two delis, a diner, a Barbecoa, the Jamie Oliver Cookery School and two Fifteen restaurants
Barbecue replaces fish and chips in Somerset
Ola BarbeQue will open on the site of The Catch fish and chips restaurant at Nunney Catch near Frome on 14th January.
Local restauranteurs Dimitri Karnachoritis and Harvey Mihalas, who own No6 Restaurant in Midsomer Norton, are originally from Greece and will focus on serving quality meat dishes.
Harvey told Somerset Live: “It’s going to be all about the meat. Lamb chops, pork chops, kebabs, you name it, we’ll have it.
They hope to expand the concept, opening two or three more barbecue restaurants this year. “We want to make a good name for it but this is just the start – we hope it will explode and over the course of the year we can open a few more restaurants” added Harvey.
UK Barista Championship comes to Bristol
Coffee supplier Beyond the Bean are sponsoring the UK Barista Championship Southern heat. Held in Bristol on the 14th and 15th February, the annual competition is a showcase for some of the UK’s most talented baristas.
The event will also include the Brewers Cup, which promotes manual coffee brewing and service excellence.
Gary McGann, Sales and Marketing Manager at Beyond the Bean said: “We are all about supporting UK baristas and this is a time where everyone in the industry comes together. We are thrilled to be hosting such a prestigious competition in our home town.”
For more details go to www.scaeuk.com
Stroud Brewery gets a new look
The organic real ale producer has refreshed its packaging and point of sale materials to be more informative and communicate the breweries modern ethical messaging.
Each label uses bright colours with a concise description of the ale on the front of the bottle, to give greater shelf stand out.
Greg Pilley, owner and managing director of Stroud Brewery said: “The look and feel we came up with has been designed to reflect the progressive and spirited nature of our brand; it retains a professional corporate image, but also illustrates that quality ale is still at the core of the company.”
12 chefs, 12 nights, lots of money for charity
Oliver’s in Falmouth is hosting #12Chefs12Nights from January to March 2017. Over 12 weeks head chef Ken Symons will be joined by 12 guest chefs to prepare tasting menus and help raise money for both Macmillan Cancer Support and Hospitality Action.
The visiting chefs include Josh Eggleton, Jude Kereama and Russell Brown and will be supported by students from the hospitality departments at Cornwall College, Penwith College and Truro College. Dishes will use the finest fresh local produce provided by the events’ main sponsors Westcountry and Origin.
There will also be a raffle featuring some “fantastic money-can’t-buy prizes”. For details go to http://www.oliversfalmouth.com/events
Food & Drink NEWS
Kick start 2017 with new organic juices
The Cotswold Juice Company are launching two new organic juices to their range. ‘Kick Start’ combines apple, lime and ginger and “is full of antioxidants and a great aid to detoxification.” ‘Balance’ (made with coconut milk, banana, hemp seeds, maca powder, bee pollen and honey) is a “super-food smoothie” full of protein.
For more details go to www.cotswoldjuices.com
Cotswold Game & Meat Co gets new sales director
Chris Crewe-Read, previously sales director of Natural Farms (Oxfordshire) Ltd. moves back into the game supplying trade with the new role. He will look after customers in the catering industry in the Cotswolds and Oxford. The Cotswold Game & Meat Company source all their game (apart from grouse) from estates and shoots in the Cotswolds and deliver via the company’s own refrigerated vehicles. Email email@example.com for further information.
Hoshizaki appoints UK director
The leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen and food service equipment, Hoshizaki, have appointed Steve Loughton as UK director. He will take charge of the organisation, which from the 1st January is a combination of Hoshizaki and Gram UK, from exiting MD Glenn Roberts.
Previously MD at Jestic Foodservice Equipment, Loughton brings more than 40 years of foodservice sales and distributor experience to his new role.
Cotswold landmark Inn sold for first time in 36 years
The Inn for All Seasons near the town of Burford has been sold for the first time in 36 years. The Grade II listed country inn, which is just off the A40, has been purchased by hospitality operators Eddie and Melanie Hillier, who sold the Ty Newedd Country Hotel in South Wales earlier in the year.
The Inn for All Seasons, which includes parts believed to date from 1664, has nine letting bedrooms and features exposed beams, flagstone floors and large fireplaces.
The deal was brokered by Colliers International.
The Telegraph Travel Show
13th – 15th January, 2017
This year’s show includes: the ‘Food & Wine Theatre’ –“ Professional chefs and expert sommeliers in live demonstrations” and ‘World Food Pop-Ups’ – “Savour tastes from across the world.”
Sirha – The World Hospitality & Food Service Event
21st – 25th January, 2017
Eurexpo, Lyon, France
“With 11 sectors dedicated to food products, equipment and services for professionals, Sirha embodies the global market for the catering, hospitality and food service trades. Taking part in the Sirha trade exhibition places you at the heart of the largest observatory for worldwide Food Service.”
The Great Hospitality Show
23rd – 25th January, 2017
“The UK’s largest exhibition for foodservice and hospitality in 2017 – celebrate everything great in British hospitality. Back and bigger than ever for 2017, the world-class culinary competition, Salon Culinaire, returns to the Great Hospitality Show this January with a jam-packed programme of competitions designed to showcase the wide range of talent within our hospitality industry.”
Business South Local Produce Show 2017 – Producers & Suppliers
24th January 2017
Hilton at the Ageas Bowl, West End, Southampton
“Business South, Cavendish Ships Stores and Hampshire Fare invite producers and suppliers from the South to exhibit at the Local Produce Show 2017. The event is a great platform for producers and suppliers to showcase their fantastic range of local food, beverages and products to a wide and influential selection of catering & hospitality trade buyers from the region.”
Winchester Cocktail Week
6th – 12th February 2017
“The city of Winchester will light up with a dazzling array of workshops, master-classes and parties in over two dozen of the city’s top retailers and hospitality businesses. Throughout the week, wristband holders will be able to access exclusive discounts as they imbibe and dine their way around Winchester.”
The Food to Go Conference
7th February 2017
Ham Yard Hotel, Soho, London
“MCA’s successful Food To Go Conference returns in 2017, with a further focus on THE most dynamic and fast moving sector in the UK’s eating out industry. Leading operators and specialist will shine a light on growth plans as well as operational, marketing and supply challenges and opportunities, which will define the sector’s future landscape.”
7th – 8th February 2017
The only UK trade show dedicated to the UK pub industry. 200 innovative suppliers, 20 talks/workshops and multiple networking opportunities.
The Source Trade Show
8th – 9th February 2017
“The Source is the South West’s biggest and best trade show for anyone with a serious interest in speciality foods, quality drinks, profitable catering and inspired hospitality. A complete one-stop shop for everything a food business needs – covering not just speciality food and drink but everything from raw ingredients to high quality food service products, furniture to EPoS, kitchen design to business services.”
The 2017 West Country Tourism Conference
8th – 9th February 2017
Held alongside the Source Trade Show, there is a program of speakers with different themes for each of the two days. 8th Feb will focus on tourism ideas, news and excellence in customer service, 9th Feb will be the marketing and digital day.
Casual Dining Show
22nd – 23rd Feb 2017
Business Design Centre, London
“The award-winning trade show for restaurants, pubs, bars, hotels and contract caterers. Casual Dining will feature over 200 food, drink, equipment and tableware exhibitors as well as a world-class keynote programme featuring leading industry names.”
7th – 9th March 2017
Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge
“Showcasing products that cover the whole of the hospitality and catering market; from tableware to furniture, catering equipment to business services, coffee to speciality food, this show really does have Cornwall covered!”
The Retailers’ Retailer Awards
7th March 2017
“Described as the UK’s eating and drinking-out sector’s “Oscars”, the Retailers’ Retailer of the Year Awards recognises the best companies, concepts and individuals in the restaurant, pub, coffee shop and late-night bar market.”
The Publican Awards
14th March 2017
Battersea Evolution, London
“The Publican Awards recognises the best in every aspect of the pub industry – from the best brewing pub companies to the best late-night operators. Iconic chat show presenter Jonathan Ross has been announced as the host of the biggest night of the year for the pub industry.”
The Hotel, Catering & Retail Show
14th – 15th March 2017
Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
“The Hotel, Catering and Retail Show features new and innovative products, hundreds of delicious food and drink product tastings, the latest trends and exciting developments from industry, and a chance to network with current suppliers, peers and key industry players.”
The International Food & Drink Event (IFE)
(including – Pro2Pac & Waste-Works)
19th – 22nd March 2017
“Together the three events cover the entire supply chain; from farm to fork to fertiliser to fuel.” IFE is “the UK’s biggest and most important food and drink trade event. The 2017 show will be bursting with food and drink inspiration.”
Pro2Pac is “the UK’s only packaging event designed exclusively for the food & drink sector.”
“Waste-Works, the only waste & sustainability event for the food & drink industry.”
British Tourism & Travel Show
22nd – 23rd March 2017
“With the UK domestic tourism sector valued at £127 billion, this lucrative industry deserves a dedicated and focused exhibition. Bringing together over 3,000 top level travel buyers.”
Whiskies & Spirits Conference Europe
30th March 2017
The Waldorf Hilton, London
“The 2017 Whiskies & Spirits Conference Europe brings together the industry’s international leaders in a unique open forum to talk about the commercial opportunities and challenges that confront the global spirits industry.” Including, the ‘World Drink Awards 2017’ presentation and drinks reception.
On trend for 2017
Award-winning global architectural firm WATG designs some of the world’s finest hotels and resorts so when they talk hospitality trends for 2017, we listen. WATG trend forecaster Muriel Muirden has rounded up these insights. While cannabis-friendly accommodation is likely to be a US-only phenomenon in 2017, we can see the ‘edible resort’ emerging closer to home:
The Simple Life
Barraged by social media and endless decisions, we are increasingly seeking a respite from the pressures of modern life. The hospitality sector is responding to this desire with a host of less-is-more models including menu free dining and the rise of wilderness experiences in heretofore un-trespassed destinations, which offer total immersion and digital disconnection. We will also see the emergence of summer camps for grownups, offering lonely millennials a break from ‘adulting’.
The Science of Your Stay
The hospitality sector will continue to increasingly apply data and science to help guests to be more efficient and sleep better during their stays. 2017 will see a prominent rise of travel-oriented apps aiding us to experience the smoothest of stays as guests, from monitoring the queue at the breakfast buffet to digitally controlling the ambiance of our rooms. Hotels are also predicted to engage with the functionality of sleep apps and wearables by going beyond blackout shades to design rooms incorporating creative solutions like sound and lighting technology and sensitive wake up tools and techniques.
A Healthy Obsession
A preoccupation with mindfulness and wellness will see the rise of ‘Feel good hotels’, jumping on the fitness bandwagon by offering bespoke classes and exercise mashups. We’ll see hotels committing to cultural and environmental conservation by using locally sourced vendors and employing indigenous people. ‘Edible resorts’ with micro-gardens, olive groves and vineyards are on the rise alongside a return to resorts anchored in eco-agriculture and ambitious village nature concepts.
Legalised recreational marijuana, nearly a $40 billion industry, has brought cannabis tourism to the United States and we predict the evolution of cannabis-friendly accommodations will boom in the coming years. And while plenty of hotels currently allow pets, we’ll see an even greater evolution of top notch pet-friendly programs with amenities including plush beds, food bowls, dedicated dog parks and concierge lists.